Music and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Music and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Music and ADHD  by Madison Michel, MM, MT-BC Before we dive in to how individuals with ADHD can benefit from music, we need to discuss the definition and diagnostic criteria.  In order to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 6 or more...
Sensory Processing Disorder: What the DSM Doesn’t Tell You

Sensory Processing Disorder: What the DSM Doesn’t Tell You

Sensory Processing Disorder: What the DSM Doesn’t Tell You by Sarah Bartholomew, Music Therapy Intern When you think of sensory processing, you might initially think of smelling perfumes and flowers, feeling a soft blanket, listening to traffic outside your...
Simple Adaptations for Music Education

Simple Adaptations for Music Education

Simple Adaptations for Music Education  by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC Many music therapists also teach music lessons – including the team at Heart and Harmony Music Therapy! Music therapists are especially well positioned to teach music students with disabilities,...
DIY Musical Instruments to Craft at Home

DIY Musical Instruments to Craft at Home

DIY Musical Instruments to Craft at Home  by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC At the start of the pandemic, Heart and Harmony hosted a virtual DIY Band Camp where we created homemade instruments using everyday materials and made music together. While we won’t be having DIY Band...
Let’s Talk – Songwriting Reflections on Pandemic Life

Let’s Talk – Songwriting Reflections on Pandemic Life

Let’s Talk – Reflecting on Pandemic Life  by Annika Labus, MTI With the end of 2020 and the anniversary of the COVID-19 outbreak upon on us, I would just like to say it has been a WILD year. It was not what I expected out of it at all. At the start of the...